Only order #18 on the Korean menu (jamppong, spicy seafood soup) at University Teriyaki if you're with someone you love—or better yet, if you're by

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Best Reason to Eat Alone

University Teriyaki

Only order #18 on the Korean menu (jamppong, spicy seafood soup) at University Teriyaki if you're with someone you love—or better yet, if you're by yourself. When you order, the people behind the counter will ask if you know what you're getting into. Assure them you do. Take your red plastic number, get yourself two cups of water from the self-serve pitchers, and find a quiet table in the warren of rooms, out of view of the large groups of students all texting each other over massive plates of teriyaki. When your soup arrives, take a cautionary whiff of the bright red broth, anticipating the heat to come, then dive in. Know that noodles, squid, crab, mussels, shrimp, and vegetables won't do anything to alleviate the burn of the broth; this is the kind of soup that makes your eyes water and your forehead break out in a sweat. Don't take too big a slurp, or you will start coughing, eliciting the stares of the undergraduates. Now aren't you glad for the semi-private table and the extra glass of water?—Anna Roth

 
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